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Lis­ten­ing to mu­sic can get you in the zone and boost your en­durance lev­els. But to re­ally fo­cus on your rou­tine, it’s time to snip the cord and go hands-free for ultimate mo­bil­ity. These Blue­tooth-en­abled sports ear­phones, avail­able in ma­jor stores and on­line, will amp up your work­outs with sound qual­ity, and stick with you as you sweat through your reps.

GET HOOKED

JBL En­durance Jump, $115 Go hard and fast on your work­out with­out wor­ry­ing about slip­pery ear­buds fall­ing out with this wa­ter-re­sis­tant pair. Made with a soft and com­fort­able sil­i­cone ma­te­rial, it stands up to sweat and of­fers sta­bil­ity with its twist-lock ear hooks that au­to­mat­i­cally switches on and con­nects when worn. In­stead of wires, it comes with a sturdy neck­band that stays in place no mat­ter how many squat jumps and burpees you do. Zapped up eight hours of play­time? A quick ten-minute charge will give you one hour of play­back – good enough to power your rou­tine.

SAFE AND SOUND

Plantron­ics Back­Beat Fit 3100, $249 Whether you’re pound­ing pave­ments or hit­ting the trails, this com­pletely wire­less pair al­lows you to hear your favourite tunes while keep­ing aware of your sur­round­ings with its half-open ear tips – spe­cially de­signed for a safer work­out. While the sweat­proof ear­buds feel weight­less and barely there, the flex­i­ble loops en­sure a locked fit to fol­low through your long­est and sweati­est runs. For­got to charge up? Pop them into the por­ta­ble charg­ing case for just 15 min­utes for a good hour’s worth of us­age.

ALL ABOUT THE BASS

X-Mini Ray+ Xound­buds, $79.90 Not a fan of ear hooks? These wire­less ear­buds stay an­chored com­fort­ably as you con­quer your HIIT list, with the op­tion of in­ter­change­able ear wings in var­i­ous sizes to en­sure a per­fect fit. It is de­signed to with­stand per­spi­ra­tion and fea­tures en­hanced bass to give you a deep rhythm to power your reps. Be­sides the wal­let-friendly price tag, bonus points goes to the mag­netic clasp that holds them se­curely around your neck when it’s time for a wa­ter break.

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